My 2door 03 golf

toastyjosh

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colorado
TDI
2003 silver 2door golf
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Not much to report! Still have not installed my suspension. Panser plate is great.
I am going to get a malone stage 1 tune, however have had a hard time getting a hold of them.
What is the best way to get a malone tune?
Thanks
 

toastyjosh

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Location
colorado
TDI
2003 silver 2door golf
Ok update time! I got the suspension installed.

Before


after




before front



after front



before rear



after rear



So I think I got about a 3/4 in in the front and 1/2 in in the rear.
Ride is great stiffer, less dive, still rides smooth.

Also got a malone stage 1 tune and a muffler delete!:D


Now just need new tires.
 
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kiwibru

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Distant island in WA. state
TDI
Golf 2-door, 2k Silver. Red RTDI now gone but not forgotten!
Reminds me of the beginning of the journey for my 2000 2-dr. Wolfsburg Edition. Wow, have things been changed! Good starting point, enjoy the ride!
 

toastyjosh

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Location
colorado
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2003 silver 2door golf
Ok put on some snow tires! Found a set Of I-pikes with rims for $140

when i put on the lug nuts I lubed the bolts with liquid wrench, turns out I should not have. So prevent over torquing, I torqued them to 80lb instead of 90lb.

Will post pics!
 

toastyjosh

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colorado
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2003 silver 2door golf
Yea My commute got really short a year after I bought it. Now its only 24 miles a day. I also travel for work a lot.
 

toastyjosh

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Location
colorado
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2003 silver 2door golf
Sorry have not been updated in some time. This year I got the timing belt done at konstruct performance in Santa fe NM. They did a good job.
I bought the exhaust and down pipe from muffler express. https://mufflerexpress.com/products...formance-cat-back-system?variant=125170548741
The exhaust is 2.5 no muffler, and the downpipe is 2.1/4 they were out the 2.5in.
The car is way louder now, sounds good at higher RPMS. MPG's went up little as well.
I also did a EGR delete as well. No issues in the cold weather with it so that's good.
Next up is a clutch, then malone stage 2 or 3. We will see I have been looking at MK6/7 wagons as well.

Side note bought my wife a 2021 Tiguan, its nice but will get a tune soon I hope!


 
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